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Works righteousness is man’s default religion

by Mike Ratliff

13 πορευθέντες δὲ μάθετε τί ἐστιν· ἔλεος θέλω καὶ οὐ θυσίαν· οὐ γὰρ ἦλθον καλέσαι δικαίους ἀλλʼ ἁμαρτωλούς. Matthew 9:13 (NA28)

13 But go and learn what is the meaning of this; I desire mercy and not sacrifice, for I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

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Religion

Believers' Faithfulness vs Religion

by Mike Ratliff

28 And now, little children, abide in Him, that when He appears, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before Him at His coming.

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Religion

Have you been apprehended by God?

by Mike Ratliff

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 

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Religion

Fallacious obedience and discernment

by Mike Ratliff

13 You call Me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.

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Religion

We're Just Like Hollywood

It’s easy, as Christians, to look down our self-righteous noses at Hollywood, sniffing sanctimoniously that their culture of sexual permissiveness is finally bringing judgment upon them. 441 more words

Human Condition

Validating Murder

Listening to the Grace to You radio broadcast entitled “Forgiveness In An Age Of Rage” yesterday caught my interest as John MacArthur asserted that psychology bears a great deal of responsibility for the widespread anger in society today. 386 more words

Christian Doctrine

Something Small, Something Simple

I shared a couple weeks back about feeling cranky with my faith. Some of this stems from some things in my church that may not be to my personal preference. 712 more words

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